Looking to be more environmentally-conscious? There are many eco-friendly activities out there that can make for a great time and a sustainable lifestyle this summer. If you like to party with a purpose and believe that “doing good” and “doing your thang” aren’t mutually exclusive, read on for a guaranteed warm feeling, whatever the weather!
THE GOOD VIBES VACAY:
To the travel bug vinas: you can see the sights, sustainably. The United Nations has named 2017 “The Year of Sustainable Tourism.” Don’t miss out. From road trips to holidays further afield, you can have a positive impact whilst you are away. Just add friends.
WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK:
To the bada** VINAs always hustling: Your greens 💵 can get greener. Busy earning this summer? 🙌. Did you know there are lots of options to stash your cash ethically? Setting yourself up for the future not only makes good sense; it can also be good for your conscience. There’s ethical banking, green pensions, and even social impact crowdfunding/investing (yes, investing isn’t just for Wolf of Wall Street types). Just remember to always seek financial advice.
To the vinas with a soiree game of 💯: You can donate and celebrate. From weddings, to birthdays, to national holidays, this time of year is prime for a fiesta. How about dedicating your celebration to a good cause? Social media platforms are making it easier than ever to launch flash fundraisers in honor of any occasion. Remember, July is host to Canada Day, Independence Day, and Bastille Day.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT:
For the momma vinas that summer camp: your kids can camp conscientiously 🏕: With programs ranging from activism to social justice, a new breed of non-traditional and diverse summer camps are being offered to youngsters (and their parents).
Do you know of any other ways to switch up your summer game and give back? Comment below to add to the list and share more thoughts below. Download the Hey! VINA app and join the volunteer community. Group girl power never looked so – good! Happy #SummerDaze.
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